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[04/04/13 - 09:30 AM]
BET Networks Acquires Sitcoms "The First Family" and "Mr. Box Office" from Entertainment Studios to Premiere on Centric
Both series are scheduled to premiere in primetime on Centric weeknights beginning Friday, April 19.

[04/02/13 - 03:39 PM]
BET Networks Announces New Programming at Annual Upfront Presentation
New originals include "Being Mary Jane," "Burns BBQ," "Comic View" and "T.D Jakes Presents: Mind, Body & Soul."

[12/11/12 - 01:13 PM]
The "44th NAACP Image Awards" Nominees Announced - Two-Hour Special Airs Live Friday, February 1 on NBC
Anthony Anderson, Niecy Nash, Yvette Nicole Brown, Garcelle Beauvais, Tyler James Williams, and Zendaya announced the categories and nominees.

[05/21/12 - 11:04 PM]
Development Update: Monday, May 21
Updates include: Dan Sterling, Brent Forrester bound for "The Office"; DirecTV's "Hit and Miss" to launch Wednesday, July 11; and Catherine Keener, Charlie Kaufman to team for HBO comedy.

[05/03/12 - 11:13 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 3
Updates include: Bill Bellamy to topline "Mr. Box Office"; Neil Goldman, Garrett Donovan to depart "Community"; and Zooey Deschanel, Anne Hathaway to return to "The Simpsons."

[03/28/12 - 11:37 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 28
Updates include: Rosario Dawson brings "O.C.T." to A&E; Melissa Tang joins "The Goodwin Games" at FOX; and Alexander Payne, Peter Morgan book dramas at Showtime.

[01/18/12 - 10:19 PM]
Entertainment Studios Launches Two Primetime First-run Sitcoms for Fall 2012
"The First Family" and "Mr. Box Office" have each received 104 episode production orders.







FIRST FAMILY, THE (SYNDICATION)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/15/12 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (summer 2014)
TIME SLOT:
syndicated
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (??? episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from BET's press release, April 2013) THE FIRST FAMILY - In a humorous twist of art imitating life at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Centric premieres a star-studded scripted comedy about a presidential African American family residing in the White House. Christopher B. Duncan is President William Johnson and Kellita Smith stars as his wife, First Lady Katherine Johnson. Together, they run the free world and raise four children. Co-stars Gladys Knight, Jackeé, John Witherspoon, and Marla Gibbs round out their dynamic extended family.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Adam Kulbersh
· Casey Sander
· Christopher B. Duncan as William Johnson
· Gladys Knight
· John Eric Bentley
· John Witherspoon
· Kellita Smith as Katherine Johnson
· Khylin Rhambo
· Layla Crawford
· Lee Reherman
· Marla Gibbs
· Michael D. Roberts
· Paul Rodriguez as Dictator Rafael
· Sayeed Shahidi
· Tom Virtue
· Tucker Smallwood
· Yara Shahidi
CREW INFORMATION:
· Byron Allen as EP
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (multi-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Entertainment Studios